“As much as you wanted to be frustrated with him, you loved him, because you knew he cared about you,” Comeau said. “He would come up to you and say, ‘Listen, the day I stop yelling at you is the day I stop caring. That’s the day you should worry about.’”
And that plays into his legacy, Collins said.
“(There are) amazing men who have come out of Andover High School, because Dick never gave up on them,” Comeau said. “And if he did, they knew they were screwed.”